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on the campaign trail today. inin the home stretch president obama and governor romney both wanted to be the hope of change coming up. >> current tv knows there are two sides to every story. >> i have no control on my side! >> this is south jet 227, we are here we go! brace for impact! >> you saved a lot of lives. << uh! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while there are two sides to every story... >> it's a lie. ... in the end, there's only one truth. >> flight. only in theaters no
are going to have both romney and rhein in separate occasions in pennsylvania this weekend, suggest that they take this seriously. you don't go to a state and two days before an election unless you think there's potential. >> paul: let's take a president obama ad attacking mitt romney in ohio. >> it's said that character is what we do when we think no one is looking. >> mitt romney thought no one was looking when he attacked 47% of americans, his company shipped jobs overseas, his plan cuts millionaires taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said and what his name would do. >> paul: taking our name in vein, the 15th time, the wall street journal does not agree with any of the-- >> what do you think? >> this is a-- this is a distilled message (laughter) of the campaign. >> he keeps returning to this class warfare theme and this is in ohio and thinks the outsourcing, hitting the rich. 47% plays well with less educated white men in the midwest and where he's focusing ads. >> paul: is that really a good closing
of ohio. kid rock entertained the largest crowd to attend the mitt romney rally. both candidates wrapped up their speeches in remarkably different styles. >> i know you love this country. we can't lose on tuesday. we're going to win! i need your help. god bless you. >> to make sure that no matter who you are or what you look like, where you come from, what your last name is, no matter what, you can make it in america. >> the jobs report shows of an increase of about 170,000 jobs in october but the unemployment rate went up to 7.9%. >> one of the most talked about issues on the ballot on tuesday proposition 30. it's a tax measure that governor brown is pushing that will help california schools. nannette miranda has both sides. >> reporter: all the talk about proposition 30, governor brown's tax measure centers around public school funding bus these local representatives are worried about the other part of prop 30, a constitutional amendment that guarantees state funding for realignment. prison inmate shift where counties must house thousands of low level inmates that used to go to state p
that plays out over the days. >> it plays for governor romney. both of these guys, you cannot ignore a fact a week from today is the election. charles: right. >> so, he has to do everything he can -- well, the president has to do everything he has to do. charles: how does it help romney. >> criticize iffed he doesn't do his job. he's criticized if he does too much and make it look political. romney is going, i just have to not make it look political right now. >> romney has to focus on what he needs to do for the campaign. this isn't a political situation, this is an american situation, the storm is hurting americans, no matter what their party affiliation, the president has a responsibility as president of the united states, which means, communicate with your governors, you know, people are going to argue whether it hurts or helps him. what matters is the campaign and the final seven days leading into it is going to be how their ground game. charles: but the point is though, david, the president does look like he's doing that job and walking the fine line, being presidential, being attenti
in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead going into game three of the world series tonight against the tigers. nba bay area is in detroit with more for us. >> reporter: greetings from detroit and game three of the world series where the giants are looking to take a commanding 3-0 lead in this world series but it won't be easy. detroit back on their home field here. the jints sending out the man who just keeps impressing every single time he goes out on the mound, ryan vogelsong, every game he pitches and the biggest game of his career, now certainly the very bingest. the giants getting amically mated last night and getting ready to colder weather here in detroit than they usually face in san francisco. i'll tell you this. a little run through last night, a cha
to sandy. president obama and mitt romney are locked in a tight contest both campaigns predicting victory. >> reporter: the action picks up again with both on the trail. president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado for his first campaign event since sandy hit. mitt romney will be in virginia today he stumped in florida wednesday and never criticized the president. >> we can't go on the road we are on and change course if we keep on attacking each other. we have to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: the race is still a dead heat. poll shows candidates tied among likely voters at 49%. that same poll found americans rate president obama's response to the superstorm, positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured new jersey with republican governor kristi. the governor usually one of the -- president's harshest critics had nothing but kind words. >> he was worked incredibly close me i cannot thank the president enough. -- >> reporter: both campaigns think they are winning. obama campaign points to the president l
that they are sending jobs to china. chrysler and general motors both dispute the claims. romney's campaign insist the ads are accurate. >>> government to brownies tax rate have slipped below the plus 1. 48% of likely california voters say will vote yes. 38% say they'll vote no. back in july it had 4 5-4%. it has 34% support 49% say they'll vote no. >> oakland city council member, is target of an ethics commission. an unidentified citizen says say illegally used this computer. he announced he would run at at large council seat. complaints seamed liking a sign of desperation by political opponents. >>> within a few years the entire university of california is going smoke free. ucla aknox today it'll ban all tobacco by next spring. starting april # 22, it will be prohibited. officials say they want to make ucla the nation's healthiest campus. >>> the prison has been put on medical lock down since fraud an outbreak of chickenpox. the prison has suspended visits. to the inmates with chick pots have been quarantined. >>> authorities say pinole police aired donald ray mckulla. officials say he was uncor
to the obama presidency, and now that he and romney have come together in both the national and these tight swing state polls you see no lift at all in the obama camp pain, -- campaign. >> here's the argue. they make. he is still ahead in ohio and wisconsin, still ahead in what they call their fire wall. and even if you give romney all the swing states that they think they're going to win -- virginia, north carolina, florida -- that still only gets him to 248. throw the colorado, 257 electoral votes, needs 2 70 to win. >> couple things about the firewall. you have to question, is obama really ahead in ohio when everyone seems to acknowledge romney's big advantage among independents? this is true of a bunch of swing states. there's a question about who is really ahead. but the other issue is, this is a well-known incumbent late in the race. he is probably persuaded most of the people he is going persuade and his campaign speeches are telling you that. it's a fiercely partisan ideological message he is driving. he is not talking to independents. >> let's get a clip of that. we want to give yo
is throwing both campaigns in to disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio. the state that's looking more and more like a clincher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> do you know what's in the food you eat? supporters of proposition 37 say it will help m form people and today they held a rally at a farmer's market in san francisco. >> this is a critical time for transparency in our food system. you may have seen advertisements about prop 37, saying that it will hurt farmers and today we have some farmers here gathered to tell you this claim is not true. >> a new group calling itself farmers for truth in labeling gathered at the ferry plaza saying farmers want clear labels. that's where prop 37 come in. it's the genetically engineered labeling. food made with again nettically modified ingredients be identified as such. prop 37 would be bad for california some say. >> it exposes people to litigation, unnecessarily without any gain on any scientific basis. >> according to the no on 37 organization
they don't want war in the middle east again. they don't want boots on the ground. they both say we have to do nation building here at home because that is the consensus where the american people are at john. but i wouldn't call it bipartisanship. romney lost this debate on points but he won it because he contradicted the image barack obama has sought to portray of him, reckless, bombing people, putting troops in syria. that is why you are seeing the steady momentum of romney which as of today puts him up in the gallup poll 5. >> el more? >> you can cite the national poll all you want but the election is all about ohio and the president is still doing well there. mr. romney went into this debate not wanting to win, and he didn't. but he wanted to reassure people he wasn't going back to the george w. bush ollis policies. no more iraqs. and he wanted to assure women he was not a war monger. >> uh-huh. >> talking about a peaceful planet and gender quality in the middle east. it is astounding how he has shifted his policies. in fairness he has two sets of advisers. reasonable people working
. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. tomorrow both president obama and governor romney will be in or around columbus, ohio. a testament to how important the state is. he is here in virginia was built on a site of the old meadow farms where the great secretariat was born. i will help you make your own analogis. whoever wins the commonwealth will win it by a nose. the governor pressing hard on economy today. "fox news poll" showing him with a nine point ad vage over the president. with mr. obama on the campaign trail governor romney is sharpening the contrast with the president who is best to bring back prosperity for the nation. >> do you want the four more years like the last four years? >> no!. >> you want four more years where 23 million americans are struggling to have a good job? >> no!. >> you want four more years where earnings are going down every year? >> no!. >> you want four more years of trillion dollar deficits in washington? >> no!. >> reporter: governor romney drawing the sharp contrasts with government. do you want bigger government with stifling regulati
. governor romney preparing to hit the battleground state of ohio. both campaigns going full throttle in the final stretch, crisscrossing a number of key swing states. sometimes landing at airport when the other guy is taking off. john roberts is live in ohio where the governor will attend a ral later this afternoon. little me more about romney's message in the final days. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, bill. the battle in ohio is all about jobs. president obama going after the romney ad, recent one on auto bail yet which the chrysler selling jeep to the italians who want to start producing jeep ins china. obama administration saying absolutely not true they're shipping jobs overseas. the romney campaign saying it is true they want to start producing jeeps in china and every job created in china is not a job created here in the united states. so the campaign trail governor romney will continue to pure the message of change versus the status quo, saying under his administration real change starts on day one and mocking the president for wanting to create jobs by
romney, the margin of error is 3 percentage points. the lines are burning up. i visited both campaigns. it is sort of a symphony of noise. dayton, ohio, these volunteers are trying to reach everyone they can as the clock ticks towards election day. >> do you ever get distracted by all the people around you calling? >> no, we don't. we talk all the time. and everybody is talking. right now they have all stopped. but no, we talk at the same time and get the same message out to whomever we're talking. >> reporter: chris cameron and her husband, bill butler, traveled a long way to help the president. >> reporter: why is it so important? >> well, we're from california, but came to ohio, california is kind of a safe state. we wanted to be where the action was, and it is very important to get every single voter out there. >> reporter: she is the lead veteran here. >> how long have you been doing this? >> oh, about 50 years. >> reporter: 50 years you have been volunteering for democrats? >> yes, if they don't have rides we're standing, ready to pick them up to carry them and put them right on
entertained the largest crowd to attend a mitt romney rally. both candidates wrapped up their speeches in remarkably different styles. >> i know you have full hearts, you love this country and its future, and i know we can't lose on tuesday. we are going to win! i need your help! god bless you! >> and to make sure that no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, what your last name is, where you started, no matter what, you can make it in america! >> the monthly jobs report released yesterday showed an increase of 170,000 jobs in october, but the unemployment rate went up to 7 .9%. analysts say it's unlikely to affect tuesday's outcome. >>> one of the most talked-about issues on the ballot next tuesday is proposition 30, the tax measure gov brown is pushing. supporters say it will help california schools. nannette miranda has both sides of the debate. >> save our schools! save our schools! >> all the talk about proposition 30, gov brown's tax measure, centers around public school funding. but they are worried about the other part of prop 30, a constitutional ame
star kid rock entertained the largest crowd to attend a mitt romney rally. both candidates wrapped up their speeches in remarkably different styles. >> i know you have full hearts, you love this country and its future, and i know we can't lose on tuesday. we are going to win! i need your help! god bless you! >> and to make sure that no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, what your last name is, where you started, no matter what, you can make it in america! >> the monthly jobs report released yesterday showed an increase of 170,000 jobs in october, but the unemployment rate went up to 7.9%. analysts say it's unlikely to affect tuesday's outcome. >>> one of the most talked-about issues on the ballot next tuesday is proposition 30, the tax measure gov brown is pushing. supporters say it will help california schools. nannette miranda has both sides of the debate. >> save our schools! save our schools! >> all the talk about proposition 30, gov brown's tax measure, centers around public school funding. but law enforcement and local government representatives are
to the finish and mi both mitt romney and obama focusing on ohio. tracie potts has the latest on the race. >> reporter: good morning. take a look at these scheduled. it is clear, they will be very busy. governor romney on sunday alone is visiting four states in one day. the rest of the candidates will be in ohio 12 times between now and election day. both of them in ohio today. governor romney making visits to seven states between now and tuesday, tonight in ohio, he will be joined by 100 other politicians and celebrities backing his campaign. president obama, every single day between now and tuesday in ohio. both making closing arguments to voters. >> that's why i know what real change looks like. because i fought for it. i've got the scars to prove it. i've got gray hair to show for it. you fought for it too. and after all that we've been through together, we sure as heck can't give up now. >> look, the obama campaign is out there chanting. i drove by a group of protester, and they said four more years. we have our own chant. it's five more days, all right? >> candidates and a lot of vo
and mitt romney are both campaigning. he arrived in columbus, ohio and he will speak with different rallies and even bill clinton will be on behalf of president obama in the state of florida. with five- cities included. and other well- known names are going to be joining him on monday, bruce springsteen is performing at the presidential campaign stop in ohio. and jay - z is also going to be joining obama. >> mitt romney is also hitting the campaign trail with his closing arguments. this morning in wisconsin the will lay out the campaign theme. his speech is expected to focus on the economy after stopping in wisconsin he will travel on to ohio and both rallies in columbus and cincinnati. as a reminder, will have extended live coverage on oumidnight. and keep updated on our website we will is putting out facebook and live coverage on oumidnight. and keep updated on our website we will [ male announcer ]ebook and citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank
lower early voting turnout. >>> both the president and challenger mitt romney are canceling campaign stops in virginia. instead of appearing in virginia. he is headed back to ohio. ho canceled his stops and will also stop in ohio and florida before heading back to the white house to monitor the storm. >> he has led a key role for many years. but this year. typically both democrats and republicans are riding on that decision. both the president and mitt romney are neck and neck and they made more than a dozen stops to the state. >> they have been traveling to the buckeye states to get the last votes. >> this is a big deal. we are not picking a president for four years here. we are choosing a path for this country that will last a generation. >> mitt romney will stay in ohio until tuesday and bill clinton will be in ohio tomorrow afternoon. >>> california voters are tolerant of people who are in the country illegally. it comes after they voted to stop undocumented immigrants from using public schools and hospitals. it may be the growing much number of latinos who make up the voters. >>
. no motorcades there, folks. that means both romney, who is in ohio and iowa today, and the president will probably end up spending more of their time in the midwest than they had planned with possible stops in colorado and florida. second, barring problems with federal disaster response, the president is likely to have a messaging advantage, if you will, as he gets to run are the government. he does run the government. he is the president. he simply has to do his job. by comparison in the next four days, hurricane sandy will replace mitt romney, does he have momentum or not story as the lead of nearly every swing state newspaper and newscast. the lead story will not be something that goes along like today, romney took his message of change to fill in the blank. and finally, the storm could put a premium on mechanics. and while the romney campaign is certainly a lot better than john mccain's 2008 operation, the more this race focuses on mechanics, the better it is probably for the obama campaign. asked whether the storm could affect early voting, the president said that remains to be
has done to the campaign. both president obama and mitt romney altering their campaign schedules, of course. but there are two different positions. how does this play out? >> great coverage this morning. and i have to pause and say it's sobering to see the pictures, to think about all the people with kids who can't get to a shift they may need. and it's hard to talk clinically about the politics, but go ahead and put on the stethoscope here. and point out that the campaigns are not suspended, the campaigns have been going on, they're just having to be very ginger about how they navigate it. at the same time president obama yesterday was sending out an appeal to his campaign list for red cross donations, his campaign aides were on a conference call talking about how they're about to go up in ohio with an ad hammering romney. they also announce there as you were talking about they're going up in pennsylvania. the president has that automatic stage. we saw him acting there as commander in chief. mitt romney has to avoid looking like he's going for photo ops. looking like he's doing
. that means both romney, who is in ohio and iowa today, and the president will probably end up spending more of their time in the midwest than they had planned with possible stops in colorado and florida. second, barring problems with federal disaster response, the president is likely to have a messaging advantage, if you will, as he gets to run are the government. he does run the government. he is the president. he simply has to do his job. by comparison in the next four days, hurricane sandy will replace mitt romney, does he have momentum or not story as the lead of nearly every swing state newspaper and newscast. the lead story will not be something that goes along like today, romney took his message of change to fill in the blank. and finally, the storm could put a premium on mechanics. and while the romney campaign is certainly a lot better than john mccain's 2008 operation, the more this race focuses on mechanics, the better it is probably for the obama campaign. asked whether the storm could affect early voting, the president said that remains to be seen. >> we don't anticipate that a
. you were to be out campaigning on behalf of the romney ryan ticket. both the presidential contenders have agreed to cancel events in virginia so you can move forward with storm plans. i want to look at polls at how tight it is in the commonwealth. our latest poll has the romney ryan ticket up by two points. there is a new poll out from the washington post which gives the president a four-point advantage in virginia. ultimately boil it down to the average it is a tee right now, 47.8% for each ticket. how does the romney camp close strong and bring home the commonwealth for republicans? >> i do appreciate governor roesterday and checking on the weather situation and agreeing to cancel three events today. the president tomorrow as well. i think it is probably a dead heat but momentum clearly moving towards governor romney and it is because the issues really matter to virginia voters are in romney's favor. the jobs picture. governor romney has a plan. the president presided over 43 months of 8% unemployment. the crushing debt that is going to get worse under the president. governor romne
hurt. >> reporter: the obama administration and the romney campaign have both softened their stance on fema cuts over the past few days. >> a 44-year-old facing charges in connection with an arson fire that damaged the law offices of the vallejo mayor. maude love pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson. the september 29th fire destroyed much of davis's law office. family members said that love suffer from mental illness. >> the vp hit the campaign trail in florida telling supporters that a romney presidenty would be bad news for women. >> imagine, imagine what the 40 years of progress, women have made in that country would -- what happened to it after four years of the romney appointed supreme court. >> reporter: the vice president held a rally in sarasota. he said he hopes after the election the country will pull together as they have in the response to sandy. biden also stopped at a diner, shaking hands and posing for pictures. >>> romney also campaigned in florida today holding three rallies in that state. >> with 23 million americans, you think about -- these are real pe
and mitt romney just has to keep campaigning, but both campaigns don't know how this will affect town out. the big thing to do is look at new hampshire and virginia, two states that were affected by the storm and how it could affect the town out the voters. we do not know how it will shake out or if there is a rallying behind president obama in the last few difficulties before election day. >>neil: you never know if they would extend election day it would probably be a legal hurdle so leaving that aside, a lot of folks could be without power in a lot of areas so they have to file a paper ballot if you go to the precinct and you are, this is like some of these old countries where you have a slip paper and they count it at the precinct and it could be a long election night, could it not? >>guest: it could. and you are absolutely right, provisional ballots are something we will have to watch the i point out that most affected areas are not swing states but it could affect a senate race in connecticut and we will have to wait to see what the provisional ballots do for that but in cincinnati w
for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> reporter: both the romney and obama campaigns think they're winning. the obama campaign points to the president leading or tied with romney in the eight closest battlegrounds. while the romney campaign says the president's playing defense in michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, democratic turf. rob and sunny? >> at this point, no one really knows. five days and counting. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> and more than 1,000 people around louisville, kentucky, have spent the night out of their homes. they were forced to evacuate when fire erupted at the site of a train derailment. 11 cars went off the tracks monday, leaking a highly-flammable chemical. three cleanup workers were hurt in that incident. >>> and look at this. smugglers came up with an innovative way to sneak across the border. but it did not work as planned. instead of using an underground tunnel, they tried to cross over from mexico to arizona by driving across a makeshift ramp. as you can see, they abandoned tha
campaign and the romney campaign. both have put a lot of bodies on the ground in these swing states. it is a really technologically sophisticated architecture for turning voters out. and one thing we're about to see is whose architecture is better. they have not led in an ohio poll in quite a while. they have not led in any of these nbc swing state polls, there are 32 of them according to twitter this morning. if their turnout model's better than obama's which seems unlikely from what i've heard, but if it is, that could change things. otherwise it's hard to see campaigning or another ad is going to do. people have heard it all by now. >> chuck, it's donny. obviously, we're all living through sandy. >> reporter: yes. >> you're in iowa or a wisconsin or an ohio swing voter, how does it play? >> reporter: you know, i think -- i'm guessing yesterday, seeing a roep aepublican and det working together. when you look at what i think has been a very effective closing message up until sandy happened, which was he was simply going to the -- wherever he was going, sometimes it was base counti
absolutely. you can tell that both the obama and romney campaigns are just pouring money into this state. every time you turn on the radio, you hear one of their voices. every time you turn on a television, there is an ad. it's insane. there are signs everywhere, and people are energic and excited about the campaigns. >> jennifer: are the folks that you're meeting are they aware of how special they are how vital their votes are and that their votes count for thousands of others? >> in south colorado, you can tell representative gutierrez said look, obama sent me here for a reason. he didn't send me here to talk and hang out but because you're going to determine the outcome of this campaign, and colorado voters know that. >> jennifer: do you have a sense right now that they feel a difference in the president in in 2008? >> from the voters that i talked to it seems that their problem is not necessarily with problem. it's more about washington and how polarized the politics are. people are sick of the stalemate and they're ready to move on and hoping for change in the next four years 12,347
. the romney campaign and ryan campaign have both cancelled events in virginia beach, virginia, because of hurricane sandy. and tomorrow morning, on our news makers program, kentucky senator rand paul will talk about his support for mitt romney. he'll also talk about his role in congress and his views on u.s. foreign aid. join us on sunday for our live news makers program beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern right after washington journal here on c-span. >> as we approach election day, c-span is asking middle and high school students to send a message to the president. in a short video, students will answer the question, what's the most important issue the president should consider in 2013. for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000, with $50,000 in total prizes. >> thank you, st. augustine. i brought the friends with me. this is miles. say hi, miles. and parker, this is my other grandson, parker made his own sign. these are my -- some of my grandkids. i'm so blessed. it's so wonderful to have them with me today and my gorgeous daughter-in-law mary. as you can see, she's expecting another
his campaign today. president obama and mitt romney are both back on the campaign trail. after pausing to deal with a superstar on sandy. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up -- the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. we are back with the latest in presidential politics. these live pictures out of green bay wisconsin were in the second expect president obama to step off of air force one and as head a campaign rally today. we understand he will have-- some people of note on the stage with him packers safety charles wilson is scheduled. and singer james taylor also reported the on the stage with the president. wisconsin is one of several stocks will make today. he will travel to los vegas for a campaign event this afternoon. then he will
for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing threat from sandy. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama will spend this evening at the white house to again monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> coming up at 8:00 with just over a week or so to go before election day, president obama's deputy campaign manager appears on "this week." stephanie cutter goes head-to-head with newt gingrich to discuss the latest numbers from the washington post tracking policy. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> phone banks are up and calling people in both parties for the policy. abc7 news reporter thomas ramon has the story from oakland. >> she is a volunteer going door to door in this direct to make sure the voters know the issues and get out to vote. she's part of a few doz
about 90 mosts. both the obama campaign and the romney campaign hope the numbers will boost those economic arguments they've been making through this campaign and right into the final days of the race. we have complete coverage of what to expect this morning. let's begin with christine. she's got a look at what we could see. >> could see an unemployment rate that kicks up to about 7.9%. that's the forecast of economists surveyed by cnn money, soledad. 125,000 jobs added overall. for net new job creation. the important thing here is the trend. and it is the trend that has been so important to american families. american workers. and the two political campaigns, quite frankly. the president took office with unemployment rate at 7.8%, soledad. and then embarked on a massive stimulus plan and unemployment rate kept rising to 10%. but then started to come down. started to come down and is now back at 7.8%. and we got that number, of course, last month. and that was a big surprise overall. you look at the job creation. this is something that the obama administration talks about a lot. t
an impact on both president obama and mitt romney's campaigns. i want to welcome ken rogoff to our panel, harvard university professor of economics and public policy. we'll begin, sir, though, with christine romans. let's talk about how they crunch these numbers. >> the jobs report is actually two sprit surveys, unemployment rate comes from a survey of 60,000 households. the job creation number comes from a survey of 141,000 businesses. to get the unemployment rate, 200 census workers interview 60,000 households in person and over the phone. everyone over the age of 16 is classified as employed, unemp y unemployed or not in the labor force. from that then the government extrapolates the unemployment rate. job creation number comes from another sample, sample of 141,000 businesses. they tell the government how many workers they have on their payroll. like the household survey, the sample is meant to include the whole u.s., including offices, stores. both surveys look the a particular week or pay period usually around the 12th day of the month. this month it was the week of october 7th to
both campaigns to make adjustments. mitt romney cancelled three events. vice president biden and president obama also called off rallies. president obama took his hunt for votes for the live free or die state, where he told a group of local teamsters that new hampshire's four electoral votes could make all the difference. governor romney spent the day in all-important florida, in pensacola, home to a major naval air station. romney brought up a sore spot from the final debate. >> i made the point that our navy is now smaller than anytime in almost a hundred years. and the president's response was well, we don't use bayonets and horses anymore. >> reporter: president obama said romney hiked fees on everything, as governor of massachusetts. >> he raised fees to get a birth certificate, which would have been expensive for me. >> reporter: romney said mr. obama broke promises to cut the deficit and save medicare. >> he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: both sides are wary of the impact on polling locations, if power outages or storm damage prevents voters
it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. both president obama and mitt romney has cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign said a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing threat from sandy. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama is said to be going to fema headquarters today to get a briefing and begin monitoring storm conditions. >>> local democratic and republican parties are ramping up their efforts to make sure voters get to the polls. all over the bay area phone banks are up and calling people in both parties. abc7 news reporter thomas ramon has the story from oakland. >> she is a volunteer going door to door in this direct to make sure the voters know the issues and get out to vote. she's part of a few dozen men and women who volunteer to walk precincts for "oakland rising." she said this is important enough to do whatever she can do to help. if they see my face, they see my face and then i
residents with their compassion. >> (poor audio) >> i just want everybody to get help. >> now both president obama and mitt romney will be back on the campaign trail with five days left until the election. doug luzader is live for us. >> those are tough images. these are the latest poll numbers coming out from fox. the race tied up 46 a piece. that tightens slightly even earlier this month. the obama team is hoping that images we saw yesterday with the president acting as commander-in-chief will help boost those numbers. >>> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state an local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >>> the president will be back on the campaign trail in nevada and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia at the rally yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters during the poll of storm relief. >> please make sure you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra send it to the red cross for our friends that are in harm's way. i love you and i appreciate it and together we we are goi
's a delicate dance for the two candidates. >> reporter: both president obama and mitt romney must be leaders yet not play politics with the disaster. >> i think president obama could be benefited from this. >> reporter: uc berkeley political science professor lin says voters even now are not paying a great deal of attention to the campaign on tv. sandy could change that. >> this is the kind of news event that will turn voters on. they'll be watching the news, they'll see the candidates but will see obama acting as president. >> reporter: the vice president tried to reenforce that imagine. >> i've never seen a guy so focused. >> reporter: governor romney turned a campaign rally in ohio into a storm relief drive. >> romney is in a tougher situation. he has to appear like he's not campaigning and yet he still needs to be in the news. >> would you eliminate fema if you before president? >> reporter: romney was peppered with questions of his plan to end fema. >> if mistakes are made, people will note them and it could hurt them. >> reporter: what would sandy's impact be on the election pundents o
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